Thursday, January 07, 2010


Following the first spell of ferry services between Southampton and Lisbon in 1966 by SUNWARD, the service was later resumed by Normandy Ferries sisters LEOPARD and DRAGON and in May 1971 both ships were replaced by a purpose-built cruise ferry, the EAGLE.
She was operated by a new company owned by General Steam Navigation Company, Southern Ferries, both P&O Group companies. The naming system was the same used by GSNC: names of animals.

Top photo shows the EAGLE as built with blue band on the hull, and the lower photo shows the DRAGON. Both were sailing under the British flag while LEOPARD was registered in France.
More post on the EAGLE here.
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